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by pogrmman
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Samsung publishes Galaxy "Explosive battery" report
Replies: 6
Views: 3162

Re: Samsung publishes Galaxy "Explosive battery" report

That's really interesting that it's due to the thinness of the phones.

I wonder if they could make a more structurally sound thin phone by sacrificing some weight. It seems like that could help with the problem.
by pogrmman
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 8807

Re: 1790: "Sad"

jozwa wrote:Well that's a depressing comic


It reminds me a lot of me around this time last year...
Spoiler:
I was really upset with myself and just didn't feel anything at all. I was also doing certain... things... to try and feel stuff


On another note, I wonder if Randall is doing OK?
by pogrmman
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3421
Views: 209165

Re: Trump presidency

Some issues appear to be off limits for park system officials now that Trump is in office. Badlands National Park tweeted several times about the rising concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the implications of climate change, noting at one point, “Burning one gallon of gasoline put...
by pogrmman
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 837
Views: 184611

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I say citizen with an /s/ always.

Caramel is [ˈkʰɑɹmɫ̩] for me.
by pogrmman
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1788: "Barge"
Replies: 27
Views: 4456

Re: 1788: "Barge"

The real question is: what is the name of the barge? Bargey McPaperDeck? USS Haha I gotcha? This isn't the barge you're looking for In the tradition of the current Spacex barges, I suggest the Kiss My Ass or So Much for Subtlety . I would have gone with "Funny, It Worked Last Time..." Or ...
by pogrmman
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 176
Views: 27253

Re: News in brief

by pogrmman
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1788: "Barge"
Replies: 27
Views: 4456

Re: 1788: "Barge"

richP wrote:The real question is: what is the name of the barge?
Bargey McPaperDeck?
USS Haha I gotcha?
This isn't the barge you're looking for



In the tradition of the current Spacex barges, I suggest the Kiss My Ass or So Much for Subtlety.
by pogrmman
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 176
Views: 27253

Re: News in brief

I wouldn't really use the word "invade". A new president was elected, UN backed security forces are removing the old president from power. The only resistance is likely to be from the former president's elite guard. I'd still use "invasion" -- they are entering the territory of ...
by pogrmman
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 176
Views: 27253

Re: News in brief

The Gambia is being invaded by a troops backed by Senegal, Nigeria, and Ghana to enforce the results of an election conducted at the end of last year.

The winner of said election was sworn in today in Dhaka in Senegal.

Supposedly, the leader of The Gambia's army doesn't want to fight back.
by pogrmman
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 152132

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I can definitely taste the differences between different coffees. In a blinded tasting, I can usually pick out the general growing region, and sometimes the specific country. Olive oil does have differences to my palate (although I've only tasted a few different origins), but I find coffee's differe...
by pogrmman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mollweide v. Hammer (map projections)
Replies: 13
Views: 9616

Re: Mollweide v. Hammer (map projections)

Funny enough I consider Mollweide to be preferable over Hammer, for general mapping purposes. Its distortions seem to be less. So if I were to make a general map of the world, and the size in the layout would work out I'd pick Mollweide over Hammer. I'm the same. IMO Mollewide looks better for gene...
by pogrmman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 837
Views: 184611

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

do you pronounce "world" with one syllable or two syllables? i have two syllables "wor-ld". the word comes from "wer" +‎ "eld" so i wonder if my two syllable pronunciation is the preservation of an older pronunciation, rather than an innovation. Usually one, ...
by pogrmman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913460

Re: 1190: "Time"

I need a better way of extracting frames from a gif. Right now I bring the gif into gimp, export it, delete one layer, export it with another name, delete one layer,... <repeat until done>. I don't know gimp, but the program I like to use - an old discontinued thing - only sees the top layer of a g...
by pogrmman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Inside Out
Replies: 12
Views: 3947

Re: Inside Out

Inside Out easily ranks among the best of Pixar. It is intelligent and thoughtful, and the execution is perfect. There are many funny moments and a few places that will hit your feelings hard. It is enjoyable for everyone aged 3 to 120, but the audience with some knowledge in human psychology proba...
by pogrmman
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4133
Views: 674798

Re: Today I Made:

Nothing all that fancy recently. The most work was in the nice yeasted bread I made on New Year's Eve. Nothing fancy -- just two loves of a 70% hydration white bread made with an overnight poolish. It came out really nice: IMG_1707.JPG My shaping and scoring could use work though. It's not super eve...
by pogrmman
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 349
Views: 177731

Re: Photography thread.

I think this photo isn't bad. IMG_1407.JPG It is the interior of a Camponotus sansabeanus nest. I was playing around with a macro lens I was given for my iPhone. I also got this other photo, which isn't particularly great. It is pretty neat once you realize that the sand like things are really the f...
by pogrmman
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 8674

Re: 1779: "2017"

By the start of 2016 I thought that that was finally settled and hoped again that maybe this would be the year that i would finally be at least ok maybe, but then an even bigger problem started up and got worse and worse and isn't showing any signs of ever stopping and last years soul crushing prob...
by pogrmman
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 8674

Re: 1779: "2017"

Ugh. I hate this whole "2016 was an awful year" thing. For me, it was a fairly average year. Yes, some bad things happened that I hate -- like Trump's election and the fact that it is the warmest year on record and Brexit and terrorist attacks and other stuff. However, on type while, it wa...
by pogrmman
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 716417

Re: Awesome Natterings

I saw a bear in the wild for the first time today!!! Along with tens of thousands of tundra swans and snow geese! Having seen both grizzlies and black bears in the wild, I have to say it is awesome. One of the neatest things I've seen was when I saw two black bear cubs playing in a meadow while the...
by pogrmman
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Methods of ensuring legal compliance
Replies: 10
Views: 3498

Re: Methods of ensuring legal compliance

I agree with the others in that your best option is just to send repeated requests to remove it. I once had a situation where I wanted to get a photo of mine taken down (somebody was using a really crappy version of a photo I put on a forum to sell stuff). I ended up sending like 25 requests to the ...
by pogrmman
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1548
Views: 213317

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The gene drive sounds like a bad idea to me. Ecology is unbelievable complex and even the most basic studies have to gather data for years. I can easily imagine this ending up like the Aussie cane toad situation. It sounds like one to me too -- even seemingly innocuous things can have big effects. ...
by pogrmman
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1548
Views: 213317

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

And the majority of the side effects are mild! They only had three major adverse reactions -- one of which was due to an allergy. It is almost too good to be true. It only targets 2 of the 5ish strains out there, so it's not a silver cure all. And it's not like the flu vaccine where you can give it...
by pogrmman
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1548
Views: 213317

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

And the majority of the side effects are mild! They only had three major adverse reactions -- one of which was due to an allergy. It is almost too good to be true. It only targets 2 of the 5ish strains out there, so it's not a silver cure all. And it's not like the flu vaccine where you can give it...
by pogrmman
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"
Replies: 82
Views: 34295

Re: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"



Seems like it. The pie wasn't even at orbital velocity! -- bleeding that off should generate WAY more heat than falling straight down.
by pogrmman
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1548
Views: 213317

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

And the majority of the side effects are mild!

They only had three major adverse reactions -- one of which was due to an allergy.

It is almost too good to be true.
by pogrmman
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 17
Views: 3988

Re: dubsola's Chilli

I made one yesterday that is more on the bean stew side. But I try! Ground beef, mostly red beans and some black beans, 5 bell peppers and 2 poblanos cause those guys are nice. Yellow onion early, green onion at the end. Cumin, pepper, paprika, good times. Two cut up tomatoes, and also a tomato pas...
by pogrmman
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 62381

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

First of all, kudos to Randall! Not for knowing which candidate to support, but for actually doing something about it , despite knowing it would lose him some readers. He's not losing me as a reader, despite my being disappointed in it. Xkcd is too good for me not to read it. While I don't disagree...
by pogrmman
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 62381

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I, too, am disappointed by this comic. I came to xkcd yesterday expecting a comic that I thought would be a funny commentary on the election. I'm fed up with this election and wanted something funny. Realistically, I wasn't expecting a comic about anything other than the election, but I was hoping i...
by pogrmman
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 247
Views: 80347

Re: Coffee

Speaking of Central American coffees, I'm drinking a fantastic Guatemalan right now -- it's really sweet and appley. The sugar notes are like creme brûlée. It's not perfect (because my grinder isn't great), but it's still an excellent coffee.
by pogrmman
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 5952

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Aubri wrote:We have an awesome solar system.


We totally do!
This is why extrasolar planets are fascinating to me -- if our solar system is so cool, think about how cool others might be!
by pogrmman
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 44
Views: 13755

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

ALL THE MOTHERFUCKING APPLE CAKE! And I do mean cake, not pie which is revolting. Cake. With cinnamon and pearl-sugar on top. The Americans like to pretend apple cake is the same as apple pie. It is not. And apple cake is FAR superior to yucky pie.[/quote They are very different, but you're wrong a...
by pogrmman
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 5952

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

What about IO's volcanoes? that's pretty cool They are pretty neat. I just think that having rivers and stuff made out of natural gas is cooler. If I had to rank the moons of the gas giants, my order would probably be something like Titan > Enceladus > Io > Europa > Ganymede > Triton > all the rest...
by pogrmman
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 5952

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Funny, just the other day I was making a list of the most awesome things about each planet in our solar system, from the perspective of a stellar traveler. (Meaning that things line diamond-core gas giants and scorching balls of rock are relatively unimpressive.) Particularly interesting moons coun...
by pogrmman
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 44
Views: 13755

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

ALL THE MOTHERFUCKING APPLE CAKE! And I do mean cake, not pie which is revolting. Cake. With cinnamon and pearl-sugar on top. The Americans like to pretend apple cake is the same as apple pie. It is not. And apple cake is FAR superior to yucky pie. They are very different, but you're wrong as to wh...
by pogrmman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1750: "Life Goals"
Replies: 47
Views: 6839

Re: 1750: "Life Goals"

This one is great! I love all the x's. X is probably my favorite letter.

I guess the ZZYZX from the What-If got stuck in his head...
by pogrmman
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1749: "Mushrooms"
Replies: 47
Views: 6509

Re: 1749: "Mushrooms"

A friend of mine calls fungi "the vampires of the plant world". Not exactly phylogenically correct, but... It is kind of true. Fungi in general are absolutely BIZARRE! A while back, I found a bright pink fungus that grows on weevil droppings inside of seed pods. Fungal reproduction is als...
by pogrmman
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 247
Views: 80347

Re: Coffee

Nowadays I mostly use an Aeropress, or the espresso machine at work. Sometimes I feel like a pour-over, and break out the little plastic Melitta I used through grad school. I haven't found any of the pour-over methods to be consistently better than any of the others. There are so many factors that ...
by pogrmman
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 10477

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

OK, I was only half serious, and caffeine is undoubtedly psychoactive. I was more thinking that the physiological effects would take time to kick in (like a two-day headache) whereas the immediate psychosomatic effect of having a cup of coffee would be the same for caffeinated and decaf. Yeah, the ...
by pogrmman
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 247
Views: 80347

Re: Coffee

I know this is a totally dead post that I'm replying to, but I didn't want to start a new coffee thread. This morning, I had the best pourover I've ever made. I used the Wave and an Ethiopian coffee from Klatch. It was super good -- sweet and complex with well defined flavors. I'd put it at the same...
by pogrmman
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1742: "Will It Work"
Replies: 50
Views: 7604

Re: 1742: "Will It Work"

I wonder what Randall is working on right now. Of the last 4 comics, only "Rosetta" was non-related to working on something. Especially with "Fixing Problems" and this one... On another note, package managers can be great. The key word is "can". The packages are rarely ...

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